Special Education

Courses for Early Childhood Special Education Major

Note: Also includes licensing in Mild Interventions (Early and Middle Childhood)
Here is a suggested sequence for the courses required for this major. Not everyone's schedule will be exactly like this.
Schedules and when courses are offered can change, so check with your department advisor to make sure you are on track for graduation.

First Year

Fall Semester - 9 hours plus 6 hours University Core
ENG 103 - Rhetoric and Writing
SPCED 201 - Introduction to Students With Exceptional Needs
BIO 102 - Biological Concepts for Teachers
Spring Semester - 13 hours plus 3 hours PEFWL
ENG 104 - Composing Research
MATHS 207 - Mathematics for the Teacher of the Exceptional Learner
SPCED 266 - Practicum in Special Education
GEOG 101 - Earth, Sea, and Sky: A Geographic View
Or
GEOL 101 - Planet Earth's Geological Environment

Second Year

Fall Semester - 18 hours
SPCED 202 - Legal and Procedural Foundations of Special Education
SPCED 210 - Theory and Practices in Early Childhood Special Education
MUSED 265 - Basic Music for Classroom Teachers
EDPSY 250 - Human Growth and Development
PHYCS 101 - Physical Science Concepts for Teachers
AED 200 - Understanding Art
Spring Semester - 18 hours
SPCED 215 - Assessment of Young Children With Exceptional Needs
SPCED 277 - Human Relations and Collaborative Skills for Special Educators
SPCED 377 - Educating Children and Youth with Severe Disabilities
EDPSY 345 - Educational Tests and Measurement
SPAA 270 - Language Development
* Enrollment in 300-level courses requires admission into the Teacher Education Program, including passing the PPST at licensing levels.

Third Year

Fall Semester - 15 hours plus 3 hours University Core
MATHS 392 - Teaching Mathematics to Learners with Disabilities
SPCED 331 - Microcomputers in Special Education
SPCED 375 - Assessment in Special Education
EDRDG 430 - Corrective Reading
SPCED 309 - Principles of Behaviorology in Special Education
Or
EDPSY 306 - Behavior Analysis in Education
Spring Semester - 15 credit hours
SPCED 311 - Developmental Methods for Infants and Toddlers with Exceptional Needs
SPCED 361 - Advanced Practicum in Special Education
SPCED 376 - Teaching Methods in Mild Interventions
EDRDG 430 - Corrective Reading
Or
EDLIB 461 - Materials for Children
*Advanced practicum Mild (Early/Middle Childhood) must be taken concurrently with SPCED 376

Fourth Year

Fall Semester - 9 hours plus 3 hours Early Childhood Direct Elective and 3 hours University Core
EDFON 420 - Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education
SPCED 312 - Developmental Methods for Preschool Children with Exceptional Needs
HIST 150 - The West in the World
Spring Semester - 12 hours
SPCED 417 - Practicum: Infants/Toddlers and Preschoolers with Special Needs
SPCED 489 - Student Teaching: Mild Disabilities

Department of Special Education
Teachers College (TC), room 722
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5700